“Happy Baby” Classes
Peapod “Happy Baby” classes provide you with the perfect opportunity to take part in a fun mix of storymassage, sensory and baby yoga sessions with your baby. Happy Baby classes are suitable from the age of 8 weeks to crawling. It’s an ideal follow on from baby massage class with mutual rewards to health and well being for you and your little one.
Peapod “Happy Baby ” sessions combine a range of baby sensory experiences, a storymassage and baby yoga techniques.
Each week we warm up with a little storymassage. Then we introduce your baby to dynamic and rhythmic movements which are perfect for nurturing and developing your baby’s ever-changing body. Finally we explore different sensory experiences such as bubbles, parachute, scarves, lights, ribbons and instruments. As with all of our classes the storymassage, sensory and movements are supported by lots of singing, music and interactive fun.
Peapod “Happy Baby ” sessions offer your baby the chance to explore new sensory experiences and movement in many dimensions, including: facing forwards, backwards, upwards and downwards, all within a completely safe environment. The movements have all been designed to work with the baby’s body systems and can help improve the digestive system, strengthen the immune system and help brain development just to name a few. The sessions are rounded off with some deep breathing relaxation exercises for parents and a short rejuvenating relaxation, then a chance for a chat and refreshments.
There is a warm and friendly atmosphere in our classes . If at any point during the session you need to feed, change or walk around with your baby it is absolutely fine to do so.
What are the benefits of “Happy Baby” classes?
There are numerous reasons that both babies and parents love our Happy Baby sessions, with just a taste of what you can hope to achieve provided below:
- sensory experience for baby stimulating all of the senses
- supporting development
- aiding sleep
- regulating baby’s digestive system
- boosting the immune system
- maintaining flexibility in the spine and joints
- strengthening and improving muscle tone
- relaxing and calming
- using positive touch with your baby
- playing/bonding/relaxing with your baby
- learning about your baby
- spending special time with your baby
- healing after a difficult or traumatic birth
- gaining confidence in handling your baby
- dealing with post-natal depression
- learn deep breathing and relaxation techniques
- improving muscle tone and strength after pregnancy
- empowering yourself through parenting
Happy Baby classes are suitable for babies from 8 weeks to crawling. Classes are small, friendly and relaxed. Anyone can join our “Happy Baby” sessions as no previous experience is necessary however, we do advise that both mother and baby have had their 6-8 week GP check-up before starting our Happy Baby classes.
It’s also advisable that mums do not participate in the exercises during their first 14 weeks of pregnancy .
mums are advised to bring any usual items required for feeding and changing. We suggest wearing comfortable, non-restrictive clothing. All mats, equipment and refreshments are provided.
Places are limited so please contact us for availability before booking. If classes are full we can add your name to our waiting list.
Booking now for classes starting
Monday 1 October (10.30am-11.15am) Denoon Terrace DD2 2EL dates: 1,8,15,22,29 October and 5,12,19 November (FULL)
Monday 26 November (10.30am-11.15am) Denoon Terrace DD2 2EL dates: 26 November and 3, 10,17 December and 7,14,21,28 January 2019 (there is a two week break over Xmas and new year )
8 weeks block only £48
Single classes £7 per class (if we have a place available).
Happy Baby POP-UP session
Thinking about trying a “Happy Baby” session? Want to give it a go? Try our 30 minute pop up taster sessions (cost £5.00)-places are limited therefore online booking/payment required to confirm a place)